Published Saturday, 06 October 2012
New Antrim boss Frank Dawson. (© Presseye)
He was selected by the county board to take over from Liam Bradley in charge of the senior football team.
The decision will be put to the county committee on Monday night.
Dawson said he was "privileged and honoured" to be the next Antrim manager.
"It is an honour to be appointed manager to any inter county team and when it is your own county then that is special," he said.
"I know there is a very good crop of players there at the minute and I am looking forward to getting to work. Liam Bradley brought Antrim on significantly during the last four years and I intend to build on that success."
Antrim Chairman Jim Murray said the process had been made difficult by the standard of nominees for the job.
He continued: "All of the candidates were very impressive, it was a very high standard and while that made our job more difficult, we are delighted to recommend Frank Dawson as our incoming manager.
"Frank has experience, a proven track record and his enthusiasm and commitment are second to none. This is a new era for Antrim football and we believe that Frank Dawson is the man to bring our footballers to the next level."